Messages from Ooltewah UMC

New to the area? Wondering what a message is like at OUMC? Miss a message from Sunday? Wanting to go deeper in a particular message?

Our messages our designed to honor God and be relevant in our lives. We hope that you will take a moment to explore what God might have to say to you.

Our Sunday messages are streamed live each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. – You can watch our livestream on Facebook. Previous messages are available below and also on our Facebook page.

Messages from our Recovery @ Ooltewah services are also livestreamed on Facebook each Thursday at 6:15 p.m. while previous messages are available on our Recovery Facebook page.

Journey to Generosity – God Owns It All

We are creations of a generous and patient God. Everything we have is a gift from Him, but it’s not just the money in your pocket, the food on your table, or the roof over your head. It’s the life that courses through your veins, the talents you perform, the individual and beautiful traits He […]

Journey to Maturity – Questioning God

Have you ever questioned God? Sounds like a dangerous thing to do, right? Not really… God wants us to bring the tough¬†questions to Him. Why? Because He has answers. The answers may not come immediately, and they may not be what you expect. But God does have answers, if you’re willing to listen. And even […]

Journey to Maturity – Maturity Test

Getting good at something requires a lot of time and a lot of discipline. Whether you’re an athlete, artist, or architect, your abilities don’t just happen. They are cultivated, crafted, and refined with each moment of attention you give them. But sometimes we aren’t at our best, no matter how much we’ve practiced or studied. […]

Journey to Maturity – Maturity and Community

Have you ever tried to achieve something completely alone? Whether you’re trying to earn that higher degree, run that extra mile, or prove your theory is fact, going at it alone is hard. It’s not impossible, but it is hard. That’s why we are the church. We are a community of believers taking that journey […]

Journey to Maturity – Own Your Growth

“Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on. Let me stand.” That’s a great song. If you don’t know it, look it up. There are some great stories about how this particular hymn has blessed so many lives. But take a close look at that third sentence: “Let me stand.” Sometimes we take Jesus for […]

Journey to Maturity – Growth Chart

We’re all on a journey- the question IS- where are we headed and how’s our progress in getting there? Do you remember standing with your back straight against the trim of a door in your house, and your mom or dad marking how tall you are on that trim? Those marks tell a story of […]

Journey to Maturity – The Goal of Life

So have you ever gotten a “some assembly required” item that came with a sheet (or sometimes a book) of directions? Have you ever thrown those directions aside and tackled the assembly of this “thing” with your cunning brain and infallible mechanical know-how? Never, right? Yeah, right. We sometimes have this false assumption that becoming […]

B2C – In Search of…

Our Back to Church Sunday series continues with Pastor Dwight’s message “In Search.” “Count your losses.” Have you ever heard that statement? It means that someone is giving up before losing even more. That’s what we tend to do. When we start to lose, even by a little bit, we turn inward and try to […]